Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Be Frank With Me

You can't help loving Frank,a nine year old genius, who lives in his own world.You would say he is eccentric by the way he dresses and acts but that is part of his charm. It is a story filled with many emotions and twists and wondering what he is up to next, as Alice soon finds out.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My word today is from the book, Be Frank With Me.

Sobriquet- is a person's nickname.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is from the book: Be Frank With Me  by Julia Claiborne Johnson

pg. 180

Xander pushed past me. His eyes passed over my face this time like he'd never seen me before in his life. Like I was air.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received two new books in my mailbox last week, courtesy of Wm Morrow.

The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna

When The Moon Is Low by Nadia Hashimi

Currently reading:   Be Frank With Me. by Claiborne Johnson

"Julia Johnson has struck gold in creating Frank Banning-one-of-a-kind exasperating, witty, and endearing nine-year-old genius who functions as the beating heart of this marvelous book."

Thursday, April 28, 2016

What She KNew by Gilly MacMillan

What She Knew   by Gilly MacMillan

  This is a truly captivating story of a mother's search for her missing child. One Sunday afternoon while walking in the park, Ben, her son asks if he can run up ahead and meet her at the swing and thinking he would be alright. she agrees and that is the last time she sees him. In the public eye she becomes the suspicious one and begins to doubt herself. Just recently divorced adds to her self doubt.
  It's a page turner as scant clues, makes it harder for the police to find Ben. As she herself puts the pieces together, a surprise ending is in store.




Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are from the book:  What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan

Chiaroscuro- is the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.

Cudgel- is a short thick stick used as a weapon.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday



Wondrous Words Wednesday

I thought this was an interesting word.

Schadenfruede-is pleasure derived from another's misfortune.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is from What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan.

pg. 185

I got the email up on my laptop, winced a little in anticipation of her reading the first paragraph.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new books in my mailbox last week. What did you receive?

Reading:  What She Knew by  Gilly MacMillan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My word is taken from a book I have recently read.

Pilloried- Attacked or ridiculed publicly.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laurie Kamoie

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laurie Kamoie

   This story of "Patsy" Jeffersaon, daughter of Thomas Jefferson is taken from original sources and thousands of letters.
As a deathbed vow to her mother Patsy was determined to take care of her father.Her own life was filled with hard work and many hardships and sacrifices she had to bear. Her husband wasn't much
 help to her even in the raising of their ten children, but her father always came to her aid when needed.
    I liked this story a lot as it took you back in time to a very hard existence and the time of slavery. I couldn't put it down, it's a special read.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book:  What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan

pg. 91

When Laura arrived NIcky let her in and I heard their voices downstairs, hushed and serious.In real life, the life we were living before Ben was taken they didn't get on very well.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox last week, but plenty to keep me busy. How about you?

Reading:  What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead.It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry--until Ben vanishes.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

I found these words in the book I am currently reading, called America's First Daughter.

Cockade- A rosette or knot of ribbons worn in a hat as a badge of office or party.

Nattered- talk casually; especially about unimportant matters; chatter.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  America's First Daughter. by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

pg. 331

He kept punching and punching with his fist until I feared he might break his hand, or the window, or both."Tom!" I cried, and from somewhere in the house, I heard one of the older children whimper.